Saddle Ridge Hoard GTG Thread/Giveaway

RegulatedRegulated Posts: 2,982 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 21, 2018 6:56PM in U.S. Coin Forum

@Paradisefound posted a thread about one of the Saddle Ridge Hoard $20s yesterday, and it's inspired me to make an SRH-themed GTG thread - I'm posting 10 coins from the hoard. The first person to correctly grade the entire group will get an 1889-S $20 from the Saddle Ridge Hoard in AU58 at my personal expense... edited to add - I'll run the contest through 5:00 PST on December 26th.

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Let's see what you folks are made of...

David McCarthy - Kagin's - IG: X_COINNERD_X

What is now proved was once only imagined. - William Blake
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  • cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 4,513 ✭✭✭✭

    Interesting.
    62,63,64,64,64,63,63,63,65,62

    Many happy BST transactions
  • RegulatedRegulated Posts: 2,982 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for playing...

    David McCarthy - Kagin's - IG: X_COINNERD_X

    What is now proved was once only imagined. - William Blake
  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 5,708 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2018 6:58PM

    Really! for a chance to earn a saddle ridge 20! I would do it but @Regulated stated it's already been won in Paridisefound's thread.

    . > @JimTyler said:

    Too much work

  • RegulatedRegulated Posts: 2,982 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It wasn't won by anyone - I'll post here if anyone guesses correctly.

    David McCarthy - Kagin's - IG: X_COINNERD_X

    What is now proved was once only imagined. - William Blake
  • logger7logger7 Posts: 4,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, I never heard of an offer like this one. What's to keep a sharp analyst just matching the images with the PCGS coin facts images? Or has the grade of some of these changed?

  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 5,708 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2018 7:02PM

    Dang! I'm too tired now and watching a good movie...commercial time on TV now! o:) ...I'll attack it in the morning if it's still a go!

    @Regulated said:
    It wasn't won by anyone - I'll post here if anyone guesses correctly.

  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 2,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pretty cool that you dipped all those in boiling water to get the dirt off, and they turned out so nice!

  • RegulatedRegulated Posts: 2,982 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:
    Wow, I never heard of an offer like this one. What's to keep a sharp analyst just matching the images with the PCGS coin facts images? Or has the grade of some of these changed?

    Not every coin is listed on CoinFacts now, as some were cracked over the last few years. Also, comparing 10 coins to 400 or so pictures would be torture.

    David McCarthy - Kagin's - IG: X_COINNERD_X

    What is now proved was once only imagined. - William Blake
  • blitzdudeblitzdude Posts: 1,608 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2018 7:08PM
    1. 62
    2. 63+
    3. 64
    4. 62+
    5. 64
    6. 62
    7. 64
    8. 63
    9. 64+
    10. 62+

    Edit: If I win please donate to @Paradisefound so she doesn't triple pay for the one in her thread. Peace from the sleazy gold weasel.

  • RegulatedRegulated Posts: 2,982 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No winner yet...

    David McCarthy - Kagin's - IG: X_COINNERD_X

    What is now proved was once only imagined. - William Blake
  • logger7logger7 Posts: 4,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Regulated said:

    @logger7 said:
    Wow, I never heard of an offer like this one. What's to keep a sharp analyst just matching the images with the PCGS coin facts images? Or has the grade of some of these changed?

    Not every coin is listed on CoinFacts now, as some were cracked over the last few years. Also, comparing 10 coins to 400 or so pictures would be torture.

    Agreed it wouldn't be easy; but since most of the work I'm doing these days isn't very lucrative, spending a number of hours to make a lot more than the price of gold looks pretty inviting, But competing with a lot more savvy collectors and dealers, this won't be easy.

  • DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 2,240 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've never owned anything close so I have zero experience with these but.............I can grade them as Morgans for funzies.

    1. MS 61
    2. MS 65
    3. MS 66
    4. MS 62
    5. MS 64
    6. MS 63
    7. MS 65
    8. MS 63+
    9. MS 65
    10. MS63

    Ship it............

    If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.
  • claychaserclaychaser Posts: 4,378 ✭✭✭✭

    65
    63
    66+
    65
    64+
    62
    63+
    63
    63
    62



    ==Looking for pre WW2 Commems in PCGS Rattler holders, 1851-O Three Cent Silvers in all grades



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  • jwittenjwitten Posts: 3,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    63, 64+, 64, 63, 63+, 63, 64, 64, 65, 64

  • JasonGamingJasonGaming Posts: 536 ✭✭✭
    1. 62
    2. 63+
    3. 63
    4. 62
    5. 63+
    6. 63
    7. 65
    8. 64
    9. 65
    10. 63

    Thank you so much for the chance! :)

    Always buying nice toned coins! Searching for a low grade 1873 Arrows DDO Dime and 1842-O Small Date Quarter.

  • AkbeezAkbeez Posts: 2,256 ✭✭✭✭
    1. 62
    2. 64
    3. 64
    4. 63
    5. 64
    6. 63
    7. 64
    8. 64
    9. 65
    10. 63

    I'm not very versed in grading these, but it's a great contest!! Thanks!!

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  • ilikemonstersilikemonsters Posts: 664 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2018 7:45PM
    1. 60
    2. 63
    3. 63+
    4. 61
    5. 62
    6. 61
    7. 63
    8. 62+
    9. 64
    10. 65

    Edited to add: Reflecting back, I think I may have been too harsh on a lot of these. I don't really love gold, unless it's Pioneers or Regulated, but you know this... This is a great contest, during a great time of year. Thank you for allowing all of us to participate David. Merry (early) Christmas to you.

  • spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1- 58+
    2 – 63
    3 – 63+
    4 – 61
    5- 62
    6 – 61
    7 – 63
    8 – 62+
    9 – 64
    10 - 65


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  • PhilLynottPhilLynott Posts: 468 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Amazing offer. I'll try my luck with:

    1. MS62
    2. MS64
    3. MS64
    4. MS63
    5. MS64
    6. MS62
    7. MS64
    8. MS63
    9. MS65
    10. MS64
  • RegulatedRegulated Posts: 2,982 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2018 7:55PM

    @spacehayduke said:
    1- 58+
    2 – 63
    3 – 63+
    4 – 61
    5- 62
    6 – 61
    7 – 63
    8 – 62+
    9 – 64
    10 - 65

    Winner - You're really fast at looking stuff up!

    David McCarthy - Kagin's - IG: X_COINNERD_X

    What is now proved was once only imagined. - William Blake
  • ParadisefoundParadisefound Posts: 6,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1. 63+
    2. 65
    3. 64
      1. 63+
      2. 64
      3. 63
      4. 64
      5. 63
      6. 66
      7. 64

    PF <3

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 4,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Regulated said:

    @spacehayduke said:
    1- 58+
    2 – 63
    3 – 63+
    4 – 61
    5- 62
    6 – 61
    7 – 63
    8 – 62+
    9 – 64
    10 - 65

    Winner - You're really fast at looking stuff up!

    @Regulated said:

    @spacehayduke said:
    1- 58+
    2 – 63
    3 – 63+
    4 – 61
    5- 62
    6 – 61
    7 – 63
    8 – 62+
    9 – 64
    10 - 65

    Winner - You're really fast at looking stuff up!

    I found three of them on Coinfacts even with my tiny computer; that's easy money.

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 5,253 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When you try to factor in plus grades you can drive yourself crazy and it makes it all the more challenging but here are my opinions:

    1. 63
    2. 64+
    3. 64
    4. 62+
    5. 63
    6. 64 PL
    7. 65+
    8. 63
    9. 65
    10. 63+
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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭✭

    62
    63+
    64+
    63
    63
    62
    64
    63
    64+
    64

    thanks for the chance!
    bob :)

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  • jonrunsjonruns Posts: 924 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Regulated thanks so much for running this amazing contest...extremely generous of you...congrats to the winner...I can't wait to buy one of these coins one day!!!

    • Jon
  • logger7logger7 Posts: 4,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It was solved by Spacehayduke, congratulations. Since the images were stripped of their PCGS numerical links, I would think that there should be an image matching program that would cause the grades to pop up with links to the PCGS true views. The first one was tough as were several others with dark areas that were hard to judge.

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 5,253 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks, for the generous offer and chance @Regulated !

    Walking Liberty Sets

    "Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn and idiotic but, if you don't take chances, then you'll never have a winning hand and I have no regrets."--Bernard Cornwell.
  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 5,253 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:
    It was solved by Spacehayduke, congratulations. Since the images were stripped of their PCGS numerical links, I would think that there should be an image matching program that would cause the grades to pop up with links to the PCGS true views. The first one was tough as were several others with dark areas that were hard to judge.

    Yes, solved with science rather than skill.

    I thought those dark areas may have been rub on number one, also.

    Walking Liberty Sets

    "Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn and idiotic but, if you don't take chances, then you'll never have a winning hand and I have no regrets."--Bernard Cornwell.
  • RegulatedRegulated Posts: 2,982 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerfan said:

    @logger7 said:
    It was solved by Spacehayduke, congratulations. Since the images were stripped of their PCGS numerical links, I would think that there should be an image matching program that would cause the grades to pop up with links to the PCGS true views. The first one was tough as were several others with dark areas that were hard to judge.

    Yes, solved with science rather than skill.

    I thought those dark areas may have been rub on number one, also.

    It couldn't have been solved with skill, to be honest.

    David McCarthy - Kagin's - IG: X_COINNERD_X

    What is now proved was once only imagined. - William Blake
  • KeithMS70KeithMS70 Posts: 193 ✭✭✭

    1 MS62
    2 MS63
    3 MS64
    4 MS 64
    5 MS64
    6 MS62
    7 MS65
    8 MS63
    9 MS 64
    10 MS64

  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 5,708 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2018 8:26PM

    I'm surprised it was won so fast. I haven't even looked to grade. I figured it was an impossible feat given some have been upgraded or at least cracked out for a try from my understanding! @regulated

  • RegulatedRegulated Posts: 2,982 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some were, although the tags must not have been returned. Such is life!

    David McCarthy - Kagin's - IG: X_COINNERD_X

    What is now proved was once only imagined. - William Blake
  • ParadisefoundParadisefound Posts: 6,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations you LUCKY you! Enjoy this very special historic coin :)

    @spacehayduke said:
    1- 58+
    2 – 63
    3 – 63+
    4 – 61
    5- 62
    6 – 61
    7 – 63
    8 – 62+
    9 – 64
    10 - 65

  • KeithMS70KeithMS70 Posts: 193 ✭✭✭

    To bad people have to cheat. Someone as awesome and generous as the person who did this has to take into consideration dishonesty. Maybe next time take pictures of 10 random coins then send them in for grading so people can’t cheat. Hell I’d even help out on grading costs. Just my 2 cents. My hats off to you for doing something kind and fun for others. Happy Holidays everyone

  • RollermanRollerman Posts: 1,547 ✭✭✭✭

    Not very sharp grading gold, but here goes:
    63, 64, 64, 62, 63, 61, 63, 62, 64, 63.

    "Ain't None of Them play like him (Bix Beiderbecke) Yet."
    Louis Armstrong
  • RegulatedRegulated Posts: 2,982 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Rarity said:

    1. MS62

    2. MS62

    3. MS62

    4. MS62

    5. MS62

    6. MS62

    7. MS62

    8. MS62

    9. MS62

    10. MS62

    Brilliant!

    David McCarthy - Kagin's - IG: X_COINNERD_X

    What is now proved was once only imagined. - William Blake
  • ms70ms70 Posts: 10,987 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just for fun:

    63
    64
    65
    63
    63
    Details
    64
    63
    64
    64

  • ParadisefoundParadisefound Posts: 6,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well said Mr. Begood <3 :) o:)

    @Kudbegud said:
    I never stood a chance. By the time I had read the posts it was too late. A very good contest stretching grading skills. Clever problem solving isn't actual cheating. It's analyzing the problem, checking tools you know for suitability, using the correct tool......solved!
    Congratulation! Thank your parents for your organized analytical brain.

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭✭✭

    cool contest … does winner get #1 ?

  • gtstanggtstang Posts: 1,216 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lol that went fast. You probably should of thrown a couple in there not from the hoard to make it tougher. The plus grades are why this would be about impossible without looking up.
    Beautiful coins!

  • spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I won? Pure luck, I figure I could get 80% but would miss a couple. Wow..........

    Best, SH


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  • jedmjedm Posts: 1,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for giving us the chance to try out our skills, but this on only proves I don't know how to grade gold. I was over on every one of them I think. Congrats to the winner!

  • JeffnluJeffnlu Posts: 154 ✭✭✭

    Drats, this is the first I have seen of this contest and it's already over. Congrats to the winner and thank you Regulated for the generosity.

  • rickoricko Posts: 67,173 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry I missed this one... I really like gold coins and would have worked hard on the grades...Oh well :'( Onward and upward.... cannot miss what I did not have... :D Cheers, RickO

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 11,243 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I was in school we were asked to translate Caesar from the Latin. Some of my classmates did their homework using translations. They received the recognition and reward for the completed assignments. Who can tell if they learned anything? :wink:

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